American Thermoplastic Company (ATC) won the awards for the best entry in both the Digital Printing and also the Single/Multicolor Screen-Printing sub-categories. Both winning binders were produced at the company’s manufacturing facility in Pittsburgh, PA.
Steve Silberman, president of American Thermoplastic Company, commented that “Winning the top awards for both screen printing and digital printing of binders is quite an accomplishment. I am very proud of the work our team does for our customers and gratified their efforts have been recognized.”
The Golden Image/Andre Schellenberg competition was conducted during the SGIA 2012 Convention & Exposition in Las Vegas in October. More than 90 companies from around the world entered the competition, submitting over 600 entries in 41 different categories. The entries were evaluated by a team of judges selected from the association’
“The judges had a very difficult time this year, not only because of the sheer volume of entries, but also because of the overall quality of the work,” said Johnny Shell, Vice President, Technical Services for the SGIA. Shell added that the Golden Image/Andre Schellenberg is a technical competition, excluding aesthetic issues from the judging process. Entries were judged on the level of difficulty and quality of execution.
“The ability to consistently print such high quality products indicates that American Thermoplastic Company is an expert at controlling the many variables involved in screen printing and digital printing. Winning these awards puts ATC among the top specialty printers in the world in terms of both capability and quality”, Shell said.
Founded in Pittsburgh in 1954, American Thermoplastic Company is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of custom-imprinted ring binders and related loose-leaf products.